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  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

During January 2015, the City of Tallahassee moved to adopt a new set of guidelines concerning how and when questions of criminal history and criminal background checks will be conducted with regard…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Although North Carolina is synonymously known as “first in flight” it also became “first in freedom” on April 12, 1776. On this day in history, the colony of North Carolina took a stand and defeated the British loyalists to…

  • CitiesSpeak

Recently, the national conversation about mass incarceration has turned local, focusing on county and city-run jails that act as incarceration’s front door. A missing element to that discussion, however, is the fastest…

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prison
  • CitiesSpeak

These cities are proving that progress is possible when dialogues are sustained over time and a wide range of stakeholders are included to create opportunities for healing.

This is a guest post by Aileen Carr.

The National League of…

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pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

A new agreement in California shows how cities can improve public safety and help communities by supporting people returning from detention in jail.

This is a guest post by Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. This post is part…

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train tracks
  • CitiesSpeak

Criminal justice data tools can help city leaders answer this question. Here’s how to access and use those tools.

The U.S. now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world – and local jails represent a huge, largely ignored portion…

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prison
  • CitiesSpeak

As American folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger once said, “The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.”

This is a guest post by NLC Senior Consultant Jack Calhoun.…

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homeless boy
  • CitiesSpeak

Nearly 12 million people are sent to local jails every year - and 75 percent of those in jail are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses such as traffic, property or public order violations. 

To reduce our nation’s over-reliance on the…

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fence
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the fourth post in NLC’s 90th Anniversary series.

The “get tough on crime” movement, emerging in the late 1960s and early 1970s led to enormous increases in drug arrests, longer prison sentences with mandatory minimums, more…

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prison
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would be 85 years old if he were still alive today.  Across the country, businesses, governments, and schools are closed to allow people to celebrate the memory of one of…